Archive for the ‘Kicking It Up a Notch’ Category

Speak Up! Transforming Classroom Discussions

Presenter: Robert Appino Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Twitter:  @rappin01 Presentation Description: Some students enjoy speaking up in class while others don’t. This is a potential situation in many classrooms. In what ways then, can we promote more students to share their ideas? This presentation will briefly introduce research undertaken on face-to-face and virtual […]

Digital Tools for Differentiating Vocabulary Instruction

Presenter: Susan Oxnevad Location: Oak Park, IL, US Twitter:  @soxnevad Presentation Description: Learn to use free and user friendly digital tools to design and implement student driven learning experiences that facilitate the acquisition of deep knowledge about vocabulary. Build a tech toolkit of resources and effective instructional practices to provide students with flexible learning paths […]

Virtual Worlds for Learning and Teaching: Power Examples to Get You Thinking

Presenter: Scott Merrick Location: Nashville, Tennessee, USA Twitter:  @scottmerrick Presentation Description: Scott Merrick has been exploring virtual worlds, a.k.a. 3D online environments, for years and has focused for the past half decade on their potentials for extending learning and teaching onto the global stage. He has been known to mashup technologies in order to get […]

Thinking Big About Learning

Presenter: Glenda Baker Location: Tokyo, Japan Twitter:  @glendab Presentation Description: What does recent research say about teaching and learning with technology? What are some of the generalizations we can make about the climate and culture in effective technology rich learning environments? In this presenation I’ll share some generalizations I found in researching this topic and […]

Creating Seven Habits of Highly Effective Professional Development Learning Experiences

Presenter: Naomi Harm Location: Brownville, MN USA twitter:  @nharm Presentation Description: Do you sometimes struggle to provide meaningful professional development opportunities to inspire your teachers? The capabilities of educational technology has the potential to radically change instructional strategies to bring about socially meaningful learning. This online webinar will showcase how an organization can move to […]

Using iOS App Affordances to Foster Literacy Learning in the Classroom

Presenter: Richard Beach and Jill Castek Location: Minneapolis, MN, US/Portland, OR, US Twitter: @rbeach   @jillcastek Presentation Description: This presentation describes students’ uses of iOS app affordances to foster collaborative reading, writing, and speaking/listening literacy practices in the classroom given the need to determine how apps can be used to foster literacy practices. By app affordances, we […]

Remix Teaching Through Blended Online Learning

Presenter: Janine Campbell Location: Byron Center, MI USA Twitter: @campbellartsoup Presentation Description: Learn how you can kick it up a notch by adapting a blended online learning system. Through incorporating an online Learning Management System to organize content and engage students in class, see how I have been able to differentiate instruction and meet students’ needs. […]

Teaching Art in a Technology Rich and Connected Classroom

Presenter: Tricia Fuglestad Location: Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA Twitter:   @fuglefun Presentation Description: Integrating technology, web 2.0, and interactive tools in the art room gives students the opportunity to enhance their 21st-century learning skills, practice creative problem-solving, and develop higher-level thinking as they create art. Showcasing student work through online venues opens your art room doors […]

Keynote for Kicking It Up A Notch : It’s Not About the Apps

Presenter: Mathew Needleman Location: Los Angeles, CA Twitter:  @mrneedleman Presentation Description: As mobile devices take over we have to decide between replicating traditional classroom work with digital flashcards or infusing our classrooms with creativity. Mathew Needleman describes how taking pictures with an iPhone sparked a personal creative renaissance and how this might occur in our […]

Teaser – K12 Online Conference: Technology Rich and Connected Classroom

Technology Rich and Connected Art Room from Tricia Fuglestad on Vimeo. A sneak preview to Tricia Fuglestad’s presentation as part of Kicking It Up A Notch strand. Check it out!